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Andrea Pirlo is coming to America

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo has joined Major League Soccer side New York City.

The 36-year-old won six Serie A titles during spells with AC Milan and Juventus, two Champions Leagues with Milan and the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

Juve have agreed to end his contract a year early so he can move.

His new team-mates in New York include ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard and Spain striker David Villa.

Both Pirlo and Lampard are expected to make their debuts in Sunday’s league game against Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium.

Pirlo started his career with Brescia and played for Inter Milan before joining their city rivals AC Milan in 2001.

After a decade at the club he moved on a free transfer to Juventus. There he scored 19 goals, including 15 free-kicks, in 164 games, winning the Serie A title in each of his four seasons.

He has won 115 caps for Italy, scoring 13 goals.

New York and the MLS are yet to announce the move but Italian champions Juventus confirmed it on their website.

Editor’s Note: That’s a pretty tidy centre Midfield with Pirlo going alongside Frank Lampard, only it’s about 10 years too late in it’s creation.

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